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August 28, 2013 – 12:24 pm

There were two schools of thought when it came to choosing the final three teams in the Division I preseason football rankings:
1) The traditional powers should get the spots based on their overall tradition of …

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Will we get Part II?

October 18, 2007 – 10:57 am

It’s a rare sight, but the matchup between Scottsdale football powers Saguaro and Chaparral actually lived up to the hype Friday, with the Sabercats escaping with a 31-28 victory.
Hopefully we’ll see these two squads face off …

Can't miss matchups

October 17, 2007 – 2:20 pm

While browsing through the list of this week’s prep football games, I noticed there are a higher-than-normal number of marquee individual matchups on tap.
Here are my top four, in no particular order.

Corona de Sol’s J.R. …

Mighty Casey has struck back

October 13, 2007 – 11:47 am

We told you this week’s football would be a treat. (What’s the line about a stopped clock being right twice a day?)
From Chapparal to Corona del Sol, Coronado to Dobson, Gilbert to Mountain View, …

I (grudgingly) concur…

October 11, 2007 – 2:39 pm

Nothing pains me more than concuring with the prep football Czar and all-around adonis

First offer for Cummings

October 11, 2007 – 10:02 am

Scottsdale Chaparral’s Mike Cummings received his first scholarship offer earlier this week from Colorado State, and it’s been a long time coming. He has been one of the state’s top receivers this year and is …

Good competitive games

October 9, 2007 – 2:43 pm

Last week’s 5A East Valley Region games were as advertised. Expect more of the same the rest of the season.
This week Mesa Red Mountain visits Westwood in a Thursday night game and Dobson travels to …

From calm to cranky…

October 5, 2007 – 10:37 pm

Desert Vista coach Dan Hinds and St. Mary’s coach Pat Farrell are as cordial as they come, but not Friday night.
The Thunder took a 31-7 lead midway through the third quarter when they recovered their …

Back up and booting

September 28, 2007 – 3:33 pm

I recently spoke with Gavin Rodriguez for a VarsityXtra story next week.The former Corona del Sol quarterback/kicker is at Hastings College, an NAIA school in Nebraska.A solid quarterback and one of the best kickers in …

West side showdown

September 25, 2007 – 5:24 pm

It’s not here in the East Valley, but Friday night’s game between Glendale Cactus and Peoria is one to keep an eye on.Peoria is ranked No. 3 and Cactus No. 4 in the latest 4A-I …

Hamilton has proven itself, time to move on

September 25, 2007 – 12:31 pm

Chandler Hamilton has set out to build a football program second to none. The Huskies have done just that in a decade of existence. Three state titles. Two runners-up. Five title-game appearances. Three national television …